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to find and rescue his fellow servicemen fighting in eastern afghanistan in 2009, and now live from the pentagon with his story. another living medal of honor recipient, take us through his story, jennifer. >> the first living marine in 41 years to be given the medal of on, the highest for valor. he was based on the border with pakistan and afghanistan in september of 2009 and a scout sniper at the time. his unit was on route to meet elders and they were ambushed and he was hit with shrapnel but he tried five times end fire to try and find three missing marines and one navy corpsman and when he did reach them they had been shot and they were stripped of their gear but he still managed underfire in the kill zone to carry each of them out so that they could be taken home, given a proper burial, and it is a bittersweet ending for corporal meyer who lives in austin, texas and was given a call by president obama on monday to be told that he would receive this honor. >>shepard: and reluctant hero. >> absolutely, the marine corps times interviewed him in november and he like so many others
in afghanistan in a strategy of nation building that is not the best use of our national security, not the best use of our soldiers who are there to fight for our national security, but those are decisions that were made in the past. and we must pay the bill on those decisions even when i disagreed with them. and then we need to put together a plan that takes on our deficit and our debt, and that plan has to put all of the options on the table. some of my colleagues across the aisle, they said, well, we want to protect the tax spending programs where we've tucked in tax provisions for the wealthy and the well connected. we want to defend those. we don't want to touch those for the best-off americans. but we want to cut the programs for working americans. that is unacceptable. we have seen enormous increase in the disparity between the wages and welfare of our citizens in general and the best-off becoming much, much wealthier proportionately. we can't continue to say that we're going to protect the well-connected while attacking working families. that's not the america we want to build. we want
of the wars in the iraq and afghanistan, it's about taking care of those bush tax cuts, it's about taking care of the medicare prescription drug bill. all those costs. and to say we're going to forget about those and worry about the future when our kids are the ones that will suffer is irresponsible. so i don't think the president would want to act unilaterally, nor do i think congress has to force the president into acting unilaterally. we can get this done. this is a manufactured crisis because for seven different occasions under president bush, under 17 or 18 different occasions under president reagan republicans voted to lift the debt ceiling because they knew we would default on our debts for the first time in history. jenna: so let's say we're moving towards this deadline, and we actually are -- >> we are. jenna: august 2nd, right? you've seen so many different numbers and you mentioned so many different issues, and i don't mean to gloss over that in generalities, but there's so much involved in this decision about the debt ceiling and also about cutting spending overall. but where do yo
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